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Is Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision 

success for the Xbox? 

Take-Two startled everyone last week when it revealed its acquisition of mobile game maker Zynga. 

Microsoft surpassed that acquisition this week. 

This and other news from this week may be found in this edition of the Techno Sloitherio Headlines. Blizzard by Activision Activision Blizzard is being bought by Microsoft. Activision Blizzard, the game publisher behind Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Candy Crush, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Guitar Hero, is set to be acquired by Microsoft for $69 billion. The transaction is planned to be completed in fiscal year 2023. This indicates that Microsoft is expanding again, given Bethesda’s parent firm Zenimax was only acquired last year for a very low $8 billion.

One advantage was that the company was relatively inexpensive after Activision Blizzard’s stock dropped from more than 80 euros to just over 50 euros as a result of a lawsuit alleging workplace sexual assault and structural sexism. Microsoft, on the other hand, should benefit from the acquisition of the mobile games company “King.” Microsoft has not had a particularly strong presence in the mobile games market, which accounts for a significant portion of overall game sales. Inaddition, Activision Blizzard’s acquisition contains a large catalogue of brands, which could eventually make their way into Game Pass.

PlayStation users, on the other hand, should not be concerned about these businesses’ console exclusivity at this time. At least for the time being. According to Xbox CEO Phil Spencer, the company wants to “respect all contractual obligations and keep Call of Duty on the Play Station.” That is to say, everything remains the same. Game Pass is likely to be included with some games.  It remains to be seen, however.

Android games on Windows PCs via Google Play Games Google’s “Google Play Games” beta programme has begun. A launcher that allows you to play Android games on your Windows PC. The programme is presently only offered in South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and has not yet begun in Germany. Microsoft had previously proposed a similar software that would allow you to run Android apps natively on a Windows 11 PC when Windows 11 was released, however this feature has been postponed.